Originally Posted by denman
GG4 is rated up to a 6 hardness. Scratching with 7, 8 and 9 hardness tips, and as deep as he did, causes huge problems with the class. Would happen to any phone with GG4. Look at his iPhone test. He scratches the screen with a razor blade and some car keys. That's it.
I can tell you, as someone how owns the phone and is currently typing on it, I have tried bending it myself and have not even had the screen pop out a millimeter. If the screen is an integral part of the phone structure, then take it as that. Why spend over $500 on a phone, then treat it like crap and drop it? The arguement that "something that expensive shouldn't crack if I drop it" isn't a valid arguement. If you are someone prone to dropping very expensive, fragile items, then get some very hard case for your phone. Don't blame a cracking screen on their lack of carefulness.
I'm not prone to dropping my phone. I've only dropped it once in the 2 years I've had my HTC M7. And it had one of those rubber cases around it and didn't take a single dent. And while I do agree with you that people shouldn't treat it like crap and drop it, that is kinda a futile effort. I'm sitting in a lecture room at this exact second, and from where I'm sitting, I can see 8 people who have cracked screens on their smartphones in a room that fits about 50ish people. So it WILL happen. People aren't perfect. And as an engineer, you design around as many possibilities as you can. And a cracked screen is a pretty easy thing to design around. Just don't make the screen effectively the entire structure.
So by not designing your device around that decently common scenario, that is bad design. And I'm sure the 6P isn't the only one with that bad of design. But that doesn't absolve it from being a badly designed phone from a structural standpoint.
Is the 6P a good phone when not compromised? Yeah, you and others have shown it is solid as can be. But the second the screen is remotely compromised (and lets face it, even on his video, he doesn't even compromise the integrity of the screen nearly as bad as some of these phones I'm looking at with cracked screens), you have a snapped phone. And for a metal body phone like this, it snapped worse than most plastic phones.
TL;DR: Everyone testing this device is correct. They are just testing different aspects of the phone.